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No Pay Increase In Sight for City-Workers
NEW BEDFORD- A pay increase won’t be coming anytime soon for city workers.
A motion to adopt a new contract for those employed by the City of New Bedford, proposed by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), was not passed by City Council during sess…
[THOMAS] Chassing The Dream [Video]
He's the long time Executive Director of the Realtor Association of Southeastern Massachusetts, formerly known as the Southeastern Mass Association of Realtors. As an exclusive to Brian's Beat, Paul Chasse announced he's a candidate for Ward 5 New Bedford City Council...
[THOMAS] Vote For Real Change
I have no real dog in this political fight. I do have a good friend in it. And, unless there's something seriously flawed with the friend or friendship, I stick with the friend. As Tip O'Neill stated, "all politics is local." Perception or reality, people vote who they kn…
[THOMAS] Candidate Fauteux OK With Illegals In New Bedford
She's a candidate looking for more local involvement in city issues. Ward 3 New Bedford City Council candidate Bethany Fauteux staunchly supports the residency law. If there's no litmus test for the law, how do we know it's viable. It's one thing to believe residents qualify...
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[THOMAS] Ussach Says The City Needs The Money
Funny how folks belly-ache over high property taxes, yet cherish their pet projects. Case in point, New Bedford Ward 3 City Council candidate Jill Marie Ussach who chimes her property taxes are exorbitant. That part she gets. However, the former School Committee member has funding plans for schools …
[THOMAS] Candidate Dehner is Right, Chuck The Residency Law
Waiver, after waiver after waiver. That's what the Mayor requests and the New Bedford City Council usually says yes. Former Ward 3 councilor Kathy Dehner is all to familiar with acquiescing to residency waivers. Candidate Dehner seems to agree with me, it may be time to get rid of the city&apos…

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